Shark fins join antiepileptic drugs on wheat export prohibition list
Workers collect freshly harvested wheat as they arrive at the grain market in Amritsar. (ANI photo/file)
New Delhi: Wheat now joins other products in India’s list of items prohibited from export. Others on the list include live animals, and products derived from animals, such as shark fins, woods and their byproducts, and some medicines. While there are products that can be exported once the conditions are met, others have been banned outright.
Wheat export restrictions came into effect from May 13 as part of measures to control rising domestic prices. However, this is not a lifetime ban, and should be repealed as soon as things look. The order noted that the “sudden rise in global wheat prices arising out of several factors, consequently endangering the food security of India, neighboring and other vulnerable countries”.
However, export shipments for which irrevocable letters of credit (LOCs) have been issued on or before the date of this notification will be permitted, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification.
It also clarified that export of wheat would be allowed on the basis of permission granted by the Government of India to other countries to meet their food security needs and based on the request of their governments.
Also known as birds of prey or raptors, among other products on the restricted list of exports, in terms of Schedule 2 of the Export Policy. This includes black kites, vultures and eagles, among others. Vulture is also a raptor which has seen a drastic decline in its numbers in the country.
In the case of exotic birds, including parrots, parrots, macaws, ostriches, emus are prohibited from export. There are only a few exceptions in the case of the Buderian and the Finch (among others), which can be exported with pre-shipment inspection or in the case of the Java Sparrow – which falls under restricted exports – requiring a license for export. along with a certificate from the Chief Wildlife Warden of the concerned State from where the exotic birds (Java Sparrows) have been procured that the birds to be exported are from captive breed stock. Should also be subject to pre-shipment inspection and CITES certificate, if export is permitted.
The export of meat is also included in the list of prohibited items. The list states that unless “boneless meat (both male and female) of buffalo (both male and female) fresh and chilled non-buffalo meat (both male and female) in the case of frozen meat without bone” export is not allowed”. It comes with conditions, including a certificate from the designated veterinary authority of the state from which the meat or offal derives, to the effect that the meat or offal is from buffaloes not used for breeding and purposes Huh.
India is one of the largest exporters of buffalo meat, with exports worth around US$ three billion in the financial year 2021.
Most of the list is made up of by-products including animal products and lard which includes exports of oils, fats and/or oils of any animal origin except fish oil, buffalo tallow and lanolin.
Shark fins, beche-de-mer or sea cucumber, peacock tail and feather feathers (trimmed or not), bones, horn cones and parts thereof, not crushed: wild animals and horns, are strictly prohibited from export.
All exports are prohibited except special exemptions that may be given for the purpose of research, education and life saving drugs by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on a case-to-case basis in the case of bulbs, horticulture. Teak wood comes under the restricted list with the export of timber and wood products in the form of logs, lumber, stumps, roots, bark, chips, powder, flakes, dust, and wood. The addition of charcoal is made exclusively from imported logs/wood. not allowed. Then the export of sandalwood de-oil spat dust is prohibited. Exports are permitted under license subject to conditions notified by DGFT.
Anti-epileptic drugs are also included in the list of prohibited items; sulfa drugs not elsewhere specified or included, enzyme preparations; Veterinary medicinal preparation, not for human use, not elsewhere specified or included; oral rehydration salts; Antibacterial formulation not elsewhere specified or containing sedatives and tranquilizers.